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Old 10-13-2008, 02:01 PM   #21
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The 270 is excellent for deer size game. It was about 5:20pm, I eased over the top of a small hill and this guy had his head down eating. A single round through the neck dropped him in his tracks, he got up and ran about 40 - 50 yards.


Two years ago I took this 8 point buck with a weatherby vanguard chambered in 270.

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Old 11-10-2008, 01:33 AM   #22
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Hey everyone,
Thanks for all the input. After doing some thinking, reading responses to this post, & talking to other people, I decided to go with a .25-06 caliber.

I finally decided on what manufacturer to go with also. I bought a Weatherby Vanguard Synthetic. It came as a package deal with rifle, scope, (3-9X 40mm Bushnell), hard case, & sling. Yeah, I know, Weatherbys' are made in Japan now. But this being my first centerfire rifle purchase, and a very limited budget; the price was right and I can always upgrade later if I feel the need. I got it on sale at my local gun shop $499.00. $535.00 with tax. MSRP was $680.00. Not a bad deal from what I could tell. Took it to the range to zero it in & I must say that they are true to their word about 3 shots inside 1 1/2" @ 100 yds. grouping. I actually had 3 shot groups inside a 1" diameter @ 100yds. And It didn't matter which ammo I used as long as I held the cross hairs at the same spot. ( I used sand bags to keep steady).
Can't wait for gun season to start! Again thanks for all the responses. I know everyone has their own opinions on this matter & I appreciate everone taking the time to respond.

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Excellent choice. You are going to love it. The .25-06 also makes a great varmint gun for when you want to really reach out and touch something.

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.270 is great all around gun. Go after it.

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AGREE! 270 is Excellent...

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I know this is a very old post but it kills me when someone says the 270 is a hard recoil riflr really come on they say ill shoot a 30-06 over a 270 ok the 06 has more recoil thana
270 the 270 does not kick hard at all I have 6 270 cal rifles the lightest is a tikka t3 an as stated has very light recoil

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I know this is a very old post but it kills me when someone says the 270 is a hard recoil riflr really come on they say ill shoot a 30-06 over a 270 ok the 06 has more recoil thana
270 the 270 does not kick hard at all I have 6 270 cal rifles the lightest is a tikka t3 an as stated has very light recoil
I agree 100%. The Winchester 70 synthetic in .270 that I shoot kicks about the same as the maple stocked .243 I used to shoot.


Also, here is an interesting article about the .270 & 30-06.
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I know I am late to the prom but a hunting companion and I just had this same debate. He has a Savage in .270 and I have a Winchester in .243. He is the only one of the five of us NOT shooting a .243. He shot a 6-point that had walked past my spot and the shoulder opposite the entry wound showed a LOT of damage that resulted in a good deal more waste than I felt was necessary. I took a large 8-point and with an 80 grain soft point he dropped IMMEDIATELY... Thankfully I was able to use nearly all the meat from my kill... Coincidentally this was my first... A good start I think. He is now in the market for a .243 of his own for deer hunting. We hunt in Missouri in some fairly thick stuff... My father took a doe on opening day with a shot in the ballpark of 175 yards through fairly dense woods... Did so with his Remington 700 BDL....

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I know I am late to the prom but a hunting companion and I just had this same debate. He has a Savage in .270 and I have a Winchester in .243. He is the only one of the five of us NOT shooting a .243. He shot a 6-point that had walked past my spot and the shoulder opposite the entry wound showed a LOT of damage that resulted in a good deal more waste than I felt was necessary. I took a large 8-point and with an 80 grain soft point he dropped IMMEDIATELY... Thankfully I was able to use nearly all the meat from my kill... Coincidentally this was my first... A good start I think. He is now in the market for a .243 of his own for deer hunting. We hunt in Missouri in some fairly thick stuff... My father took a doe on opening day with a shot in the ballpark of 175 yards through fairly dense woods... Did so with his Remington 700 BDL....
So are we talkin short range or long range, in no way is a 270 to big for deer. Also a 243 for long shots, long to me is over 300 the 243 is to light with an 80 grain bullet . I have killed probly 30 plus mule deer with a 270, never once did it seem to much, any time u get a double shoulder there will be some lost meat. Thats common even a 243 with a 100 grain smashin through both shoulders will tear up the exit shoulder
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So are we talkin short range or long range, in no way is a 270 to big for deer. Also a 243 for long shots, long to me is over 300 the 243 is to light with an 80 grain bullet . I have killed probly 30 plus mule deer with a 270, never once did it seem to much, any time u get a double shoulder there will be some lost meat. Thats common even a 243 with a 100 grain smashin through both shoulders will tear up the exit shoulder
This year I took 4 elk, 3 deer,an, 3 antalope all with a 7mmSTW, every shoulder shot resulted in damaged meat thats the nature of the beast. Try neck shots or head shots if u want solid clean kills with less damage to the meat. My daughter shot both her deer in the neck as well as here elk.
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